Whether you are moving your office to a new location or just want to clean up the clutter in the garage, getting rid of an old office chair that doesn’t fit is easier said than done.
The good news is that there are ways to find out if your office chair will fit into your car or not!
In this blog post, we’ll go over how to fit your office chair in your car. And in case your office chair doesn’t fit in your car, we have also mentioned some options that you can use.
1. Measure the width and height of your office chair
The first step is to measure the width and height of your office chair. This is the only way you can figure out whether your car has enough room for your office chair or not.
If you are unsure about how to measure, it’s best if we just ask someone who is handy with a tape measure!
Measure the width of your office chair from one arm to another.
Measure its height by measuring how high up it is off the ground and then measure that distance in inches or centimeters (whichever you prefer).
The measurements for a typical desk-style seat are somewhere about 18″ wide x 24″-27” high, but this can vary depending on what chair you have.
2. Find out the dimensions of your car’s trunk or backseat
Once you have measured your office chair, the next step is to see whether it would fit in your car or not.
To measure the space in your car, use a tape measure to find the width and height of your car’s trunk or backseat.
Measurements for a typical sedan are about 16″ wide x 18″-20” high, but this can vary depending on what type of car you have (sedan or hatchback or SUV).
While measuring, try and leave some room on the edges, as we don’t want a situation where your office chair just barely fits the car.
You may be able to get the office chair fit in the car, but if it barely fits in, it might get damaged while transporting it.
3. Compare the two measurements to see if they will fit!
Once you have the measurement of the car as well as of the office chair, you can compare the two to see if they will fit.
If your measurements of your office chair are less than the dimensions of the car then there is no need to worry! You can easily fit the chair in the car.
But in case the chair is bigger or barely fits in the car, then you are back to square one.
In such as case, you can look for some other ways to make sure your office chair fits in the car.
What to Do if the Chair Doesn’t Fit in the Car
If the chair doesn’t fit in your car, there are a few things you can do.
Look for a Bigger Vehicle (or smaller chair)
You could look for another vehicle with more space that will be able to hold the office chair.
And if you’re buying a new office chair and can’t find a car with ample space, see if you can buy an office chair that is smaller and fits in your car (and also serves the purpose).
But if those options aren’t feasible then all hope isn’t lost – you just need to find out how else to fit your office chair in the car.
Try Removing Some Parts of the Office Chair
You could remove some of the parts from your office chair to make it more compact.
For instance, you can take off armrests or wheels and store them in a bag and reattach once the chair reaches its destination!
If that doesn’t work then try taking out all removable pieces such as armrest (if they are detachable), seat coverings/upholstery material.
Even screws holding together different components may be removed so long these don’t affect stability & safety features too much!
While removing some of the parts from the office chair would be quite straightforward, it’s best to get some professional opinion if you’re planning to dismantle the chair a lot.
While the fully assembled chair may not fit your char, this dismantled version of the chair might.
Use a Carrier to Transport the office chair
If the office chair doesn’t fit your char backseat or trunk, you can always use a carrier.
This is an option for those who want to avoid taking the chair apart and need something more durable to hold the chair while transporting it.
The best thing about using carriers like this is that they’re designed with enough space so you don’t have any problems fitting your office chairs inside them.
They also have handles on top of it which makes carrying much easier when there’s no one around to help out.
And since you can fit an entire chair on the carrier, you don’t need to remove any part of it. You can easily transport the entire chair.
The only thing you have to be careful about when trying to take an office chair on a carrier is to make sure you pack it tightly.
Since it would be tied up above the car, you don’t want to be in a situation where it’s loose and falls off and gets any scratches or damages while moving.
Hire Someone with a Van to transport your office chair
If there is no way you can fit your office chair in your sedan, hatchback, or another type of car then you can always hire someone with a van to transport it for you.
This is an option if the office chair isn’t too heavy and only needs transporting short distances.
The best thing about hiring people like this instead is that they’re often cheaper than renting a vehicle – which means there’s more money left over in order to buy new furniture at the home when all is said and done
Ask a friend with a bigger car to transport your office chair
If you have a friend with either an SUV or truck, then they are in luck because it will be easier for them to transport your office chair.
They can also take on the responsibility of carrying other items too- which means that there’s less work leftover and more time saved!
The only downside is if this person doesn’t live close by, it may be a hassle for them to come to your location and help you move your chair.
Rent a Trailer or Van and Move Your Office Chair Yourself
If you don’t have a friend with either an SUV or truck, then it’s time to consider renting out your own vehicle.
Make sure you have measured the office chair you need to move and make sure that it will fit in your car.
The downside to this option is the cost of renting a trailer or van and moving all items yourself, which can be costly depending on how long you need them for!
It’s also worth noting if there are any hidden fees involved with either rental company as well- like mileage charges per mile driven.
This may not seem significant at first but when multiplied over many miles traveled down an interstate highway could add up quickly.
On the positive side, this gives you complete control and freedom, and you don’t have to as for any favors.
Once you have rented the trailer/van, you can also consider moving other items as there would be ample space in the trailer.
While the best option would be to have a car that can fit your office chair and transport it easily, in case that’s not possible, you can use any of the alternatives we have listed here.
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